"The words 'I AM' are potent words; be careful what you hitch to them to. The thing you're claiming has a way of reaching back and claiming you." A.L. Kitselman
Limited beliefs stem from our life experiences, events and circumstances and are neutral until our minds try to make sense out of them. Beliefs are like seeds; whatever you plant will grow and produce corresponding roots that support that belief system. The options we form, the conclusions we draw, will be our beliefs, our truths and govern our reality. Some beliefs you have contradict your goals and desires. Since they will hinder your attainments we call them limiting beliefs. This can be a distorting perspective. In order to sort them out you need to get out of your head and beyond the current circumstances. This will allow you to see an array of perspectives which in turn will create a different conclusion. Life will keep giving you the same results until you learn from this. The good news however, is it's never too late to plant new seeds and beliefs that will bring about a more favorable outcome.
How to remove limiting belief systems:
Step 1.) Identify them. Heres a hint: If you want something that is not in your life (financial abundance, fulfilling relationships, etc.) chances are there is a limiting belief that is preventing you from your life desire. Do you talk about something that you want but attract a 'but' to it. Example, "I want to meet a great partner and get married, but all the good ones are taken." Whatever follows the 'but' becomes your limiting belief. Step 2.) Test the validity of your 'but' - are all the good partners really taken? Where did this thought originate and take place? Was there a dramatic episode that happened with it? Step 3.) Formulate the belief that you want to replace it with. Example, "all the good men/women are taken." Next, write down what took place to make you think that this was true. Come up with a list of alternative meanings. If you struggle with this part, call a friend and share this story. What is their conclusion? How is it different? Write down some new positive perspectives that now can allow you to see the situation in a more positive light. Write a positive statement next to it. Example, "there is an abundance of wonderful men/women living out there, and there is one perfect for me right now." Step 4.) While looking in the mirror say this new positive statement to yourself three times a day for the next 30 days. Overtime you're in a new situation that supports this new belief say "its true." Example, you meet a really nice guys while you're in line at Starbucks and he asks if you're single and asks for your number. As he/she takes your number, you say "its true."